Wagner: Götterdämmerung - Ligendza, Cox, Ridderbusch, Mazura, Martin, Reynolds, Neidlinger; Stein. Bayreuth, 1972

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Pros:

  • Catarina Ligendza saves the best for last, delivering a Götterdämmerung-Brünnhilde that is both human in scale and Wagnerian in sensibility.
  • The real achievement of Jean Cox's Siegfried is the sheer beauty that he maintains in his sound throughout the many hours of super-human singing.
  • Karl Ridderbusch's suave Hagen was no stranger to Bayreuth audiences, and he demonstrates in this performance why he owned this role for so many years.
  • The insight and sensitivity Franz Mazura brings to the role of Gunther shines a human side on this character that is often missing.
  • Ursula Schröder-Feinen makes an impressive cameo as the Third Norn.

Cons:

  • Act II contains intermittent skipping.

In Stereo

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